Leonard Guarente’s Theory on Aging
According to Guarente, there is almost nothing to prove that the drugs that prolong the lives of animals can prolong those of humans. Achieving conclusive evidence would take years of experiments. To avoid this long wait, Guarente chose an unconventional method of packaging lab research as nutraceuticals which do not need any clinical trials or the approval of FDA. Through this approach, Elysium has produced its first product, Basis, a blue pill that promises to maintain a person’s youth.
Elysium’s strategy for the anti-aging market is a change of approach for Guarente. When he was working at Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology startup, Guarente was involved in the study of resveratrol, a compound in red wine that is associated with slowing down aging. Resveratrol was aimed at patients suffering from diabetes. Sirtris Pharmaceuticals was later acquired by GlaxoSmithKline and early trials on resveratrol failed to yield positive results.
This time round, Guarente wants to take a different approach. He wants to market the anti-aging components as a diet supplement and closely monitor his clients through post marketing studies and surveys. Elysium is dedicated to following strict pharmaceutical production standards and availing its supplements for $60 a month or $50 a month for patients with ongoing subscriptions.
Basis is an anti-aging product by Elysium Health that is based on the body’s metabolism. The product was generated after more than 25 years of aging research. According to studies on the product, Basis increases NAD+ levels. Cells require the co-enzyme NAD+ to function properly. NAD+ deteriorates as you age.
Elysium conducted its first study in humans by showing that Basis is capable of increasing NAD+ levels in a person’s blood safely. The study was randomized and placebo controlled. The findings of the study were that participants who were taking the prescribed dose of Basis experienced an increase in NAD+ levels by up to 40% in four weeks and maintained the increase throughout the trial.
Summing it Up
Humanity has being occupied with finding an anti-aging antidote for a long time. While aging is a natural process that cannot be reversed, scientific studies have proven that it can be delayed. Elysium Health is a startup firm that has dedicated its efforts towards delaying the aging process through its outstanding product, Basis. Although there is no conclusive evidence that Basis is the anti-aging product that humanity has been searching for, there is hope that this could be the break that leads to the discovery of the ultimate anti-aging remedy.